October 1, 2018 MSSF Culinary Group Dinner Captain: Carol Reed Theme: A Tuscan Medley Main Dish: Scalopini w/ Mushrooms Vegetarian Main Dish: Cranberry Bean Pasta Fagioli Side Dish: Mushroom Risotto Side Dish: Spinach w/ Garlic & Mushroom Bits Salad: Italian Greens Dessert: Candy Cap Biscotti Coffee & Tea more info...
Each general meeting begins with mushroom identification, appetizers, wine tasting, and then features a guest speaker on a selected mycological topic. General meetings are open to the public.
Speaker: Autumn Summers
Inspired by the natural world since childhood, Autumn has studied herbalism and ethnobotany
for over 25 years focusing on the plants, seaweeds and mushrooms of Northern California.
Currently she teaches the uses, identification, cultivation and harvesting of local
edible and medicinal plants at the California School of Herbal Studies (www.cshs.com).
She guest teaches at Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies, Pepperwood Preserve
and Gathering Thyme and is an herbal consultant for the herbal company Herb Pharm.
Trees of Northern California and the Mushrooms That Love Them and Common Edible and Medicinal Plants
As you begin your journey foraging for mushrooms it’s helpful to learn where you are most likely to find them. Trees create much of the habitat for the many delectable edible, medicinal and dye mushrooms found in Northern California. Learn how to identify the common trees that make up the beautiful forests in our region and the common fungi that often partner with them. Intended for beginners, but all are welcome.
While it's easy to focus on our fungal friends when out in the woods, there are many other interesting species growing with them including California Bay, Yarrow, Huckleberry, Stinging Nettle, Oaks and more. Come learn about our local edible and medicinal plants that you may be walking by on your search for that perfect mushroom
Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the rare candy cap mushroom with its intense maple syrup flavor and sweet fragrance that grows only along the northern coast of California. With mushroom dinners, wine- and beer-pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging there is something for everyone during this magical season of mushrooms. Events take place throughout the County, from the coast to the inland valleys. more info...
NOTE: ""Registration for camp begins at 10:00AM on Sunday September 30 2018""
MSSF Mendocino Woodlands Camp Foray ""MSSF MEMBERS ONLY"" - *NO GUESTS PLEASE November 9-11, 2018
NOTE: *If camp does not fill up in the first two weeks of registration, we will open it up to guests of MSSF members.
Friday evening presenter will be: Christian Schwarz
Saturday evening presenter will be: Taylor Lockwood
Deep in the Mendocino woods, MSSF members, fellow mushroom enthusiasts, friends and family, gather once again for our annual north coast fungal rite of autumn. This weekend-long spectacular mycological event includes guided forays, presentations, delicious mushroom themed meals and appetizers, and of course, plenty of mushrooms! (NOTE: A special "FREE" door prize raffle will be held on Saturday evening).
All on-site meals and lodging (Friday night through Sunday lunch) are included in the basic $245 per person member rate). NOTE: Due to liability requirements and to allow as many MSSF members as possible to participate, all attendees must be 10 or over in age.
NOTE:(There is NO off-site registration available for Mendo Camp, the maximum number of MSSF members allowed in camp will be 140 total, including staff and volunteers). In order to allow as many MSSF members as possible to attend camp, guests of members are not allowed. Registration is limited to (2) individual family members/partners living at the same address which is reflected in the MSSF membership database. Be sure to check your MSSF member profile on the MSSF website to ensure it is up to date and includes your spouse/partner, correct e-mail and phone number, etc.
NOTE: If you plan to bring a camper/RV or sleep in your vehicle please inform the camp registrar when registering for camp.
NOTE: Attendees who plan to collect edible mushrooms in the Jackson State Demonstration Forest, are required to obtain a mushroom collecting permit. Permits can be purchased at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Jackson State Demonstration Forest Office, 802 North Main St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437, (707)-964-5674, Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 AM, & 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Permits are $20.00, good for the season, and their are no limits on the quantity of mushrooms collected. (Permits can also be obtained by mail or on their website). (NOTE: (Allow sufficient time to receive your permit via the US Mail). (I will be sending out the forms necessary for obtaining your permit by mail with the welcome to camp packet).
NOTE: (When registration for this event is full, we will establish a waiting list to fill cancelations). (E-Mail: David Gardella (MendoDirector@mssf.org) "preferred", or call: 602-617-0150 and leave a message with your name and phone number).
PAYMENT POLICY: (Receipt of payment is required at time of reservation), Payment for camp must be made at the time your reservation is made in order to hold your reservation. Paid reservations will go to the top of the list of approved reservations. Unpaid reservations may be canceled and placed on the cancelation waiting list in the future.
CANCELATION POLICY: There will be a $50.00 fee for any cancelations made after reservations have been closed and the camp is full.No refunds will be issued until one week after camp is completed. Full refunds can not be guaranteed to anyone who cancels within one week of the start of camp. (We have to tell the chef how many people will be in camp one week before camp starts, and we have to commit to pay for that number of people). (In addition, we may not have a sufficient number of people on the waiting list to back fill cancellations).
Each general meeting begins with mushroom identification, appetizers, wine tasting, and then features a guest speaker on a selected mycological topic. General meetings are open to the public. more info...
The annual MSSF Holiday Dinner will be held on 9 December 2018 at Nick's Seashore Restaurant in Pacifica. No host cocktails will be from 6:00 PM till 7:00 PM when dinner begins in the Banquet Room. All MSSF members and their guests are welcome to attend. Complete information, menu, and prices are available on the MSSF website, event registration section. This event is now open for registration. more info...